Spanish university students rank Alstom as one of the most innovative companies


Alstom ranks among the top ten companies that university students associate most with innovation, according to the annual Universum Most Attractive Employers study.

This international study, in which 30,000 students and professionals took part in Spain, shows how some companies are perceived as more innovative workplaces than others, which positively impacts their capacity to attract and retain talent.

In Spain, the engineering and IT students who took part in the study ranked Alstom among the top ten most innovative companies it the sector. Other state-of-the-art, innovative companies such as Apple, Google, Roche, Thales, bq, Michelin, Airbus, Samsung and Intel also made the list.

The survey, carried out by Universum, a leading global Employer Branding consultancy firm, compares the career expectations of Generation X (professionals born in the sixties), with those of Generation Y (millennials born after 1980) and Generation Z (born in the nineties), analysing their attitude towards technology.

Technological innovation, as described in this study, has transformed the professional world by introducing concepts such as flexibility, connectivity, instant feedback and management of virtual teams, in an increasingly global context. This international survey gathers information that is useful for designing workplaces that meet the expectations of the different generations, improving their ability to attract, retain and create loyalty among talent.

With around 2,000 workers in Spain, Alstom is present with an industrial train manufacturing plant and four innovation centres that work on R&D programmes in rail transport safety, signalling, maintenance and trains. Between 2014 and 2016, the Alstom Spanish teams contributed to a total of 38 international projects.